Microfilm to Digital Scanning Services Arizona

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Microfilm to Digital Scanning Services Arizona

We provide digital conversion services for Microfilm, Microfiche, and Aperture Cards. We have been offering Microfilm to Digital Scanning Services in Arizona since 1998. Because we do not outsource microfilm scanning to outside contractors, we can provide you with a guarantee that your microfilm scanning project will have a consistently successful outcome.

Although microfilm is a reliable storage media, it does deteriorate with time. Furthermore, you would require a microfilm scanner, software, computer, and monitor to find the information you want. The whole process is slow and somewhat tedious. A better way would be to scan your microfilm into PDF, TIFF, or JPEG.

Currently, most of our customers want their scanned images in PDF since PDF is the most common digital image format. Almost anyone with a computer can access their images quickly and efficiently.

One of the significant advantages of having your microfilm scanned is that you do not have to purchase and maintain a microfilm scanner on-premises. It is a tedious and slow process to retrieve information from microfilm. You also have the storage issues of keeping microfilm in your offices, thus taking premium office space. Our work environment has drastically changed due to Covid-19. Employees are working from home, and yet they may need information.

They cannot access data from microfilm while working remotely. Having your microfilm converted into digital format and keeping it on the company server would make the information accessible to remote workers. Your organization will become more efficient and productive.

Microfilm has been a longstanding method for archiving and preserving documents due to its ability to store vast amounts of information in a compact, durable format. Despite its historical significance and utility, the digital age offers compelling reasons to transition from microfilm to digital formats. Here are several reasons why you should consider getting your microfilm digitized:

1. Enhanced Accessibility:

Digitization transforms microfilm archives into easily accessible digital files that can be searched, accessed, and shared in seconds. Unlike microfilm, which requires specialized equipment (microfilm readers) that are often cumbersome and not universally available, digital files can be accessed from computers, tablets, or smartphones. This instant accessibility facilitates research, decision-making, and collaboration, making it invaluable for organizations and researchers.

2. Improved Searchability:

One of the most significant advantages of digitization is the ability to implement text recognition technologies, such as Optical Character Recognition (OCR). OCR converts images of text into machine-encoded text, allowing users to search for specific documents, keywords, or phrases within a vast archive quickly. This capability is a game-changer for efficiency, reducing the time and effort required to locate information.

3. Space Savings:

Microfilm requires physical storage space that can be quite extensive, depending on the size of the archive. This space is often a premium, particularly in urban settings or for organizations with growing physical archives. Digitization eliminates the need for physical storage, freeing up valuable office or storage space for other uses.

4. Preservation and Longevity:

While microfilm is known for its durability, it is not immune to degradation over time. Factors such as temperature, humidity, and improper handling can deteriorate microfilm quality, potentially leading to loss of valuable information. Digital files, on the other hand, can be preserved indefinitely without degradation. Additionally, digital archives can be backed up and duplicated easily, ensuring that data is not lost to physical damage, decay, or catastrophic events.

5. Cost Efficiency:

The ongoing costs associated with maintaining microfilm, including storage, specialized equipment, and personnel trained to handle and read microfilm, can be substantial. Digitization, while requiring an initial investment, significantly reduces these long-term costs. Digital storage is relatively inexpensive and becoming more so as technology advances, and once documents are digitized, the need for specialized microfilm equipment and maintenance is eliminated.

6. Enhanced Security and Disaster Recovery:

Digital documents can be encrypted, password-protected, and securely backed up to multiple locations, including cloud-based services. This level of security is difficult to achieve with physical microfilm. In the event of a disaster, such as a fire or flood, having digital backups ensures that valuable information is not irretrievably lost, which is a risk with physical archives.

7. Environmental Considerations:

Digitization is also a more environmentally friendly option. It reduces the need for physical materials (both in terms of microfilm production and storage solutions) and the energy consumption associated with maintaining controlled environments for microfilm preservation.

In conclusion, while microfilm has played a crucial role in the preservation of historical documents and information, the advantages of digitization are clear and compelling. Enhanced accessibility, improved searchability, space savings, preservation, cost efficiency, security, and environmental benefits all make a strong case for transitioning from microfilm to digital formats. As we move further into the digital age, digitizing microfilm archives not only preserves the past but also ensures that this valuable information remains accessible and useful for future generations.

We are here to help you. If you are thinking of having your microfilm digitize. Don’t hesitate to contact us for a free evaluation of your requirement by contacting us. We do provide free samples with your film.

16mm Roll Film

$005Per Image

35mm Roll Film

$007Per Image

16mm Microfiche

$010Per Image

Aperture Cards

$100Per Image

All Microfilm Scanning Services are done locally. We do not send our work overseas.

Working hours

Open – Mon-Fri 8-4 PT
Closed – Sat-Sun and Public Holidays

Our location

Apple Valley
CA. 92307

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